Cloning and functional characterization of a mouse intestinal acyl-CoA:monoacylglycerol acyltransferase, MGAT2.

@article{Cao2003CloningAF,
  title={Cloning and functional characterization of a mouse intestinal acyl-CoA:monoacylglycerol acyltransferase, MGAT2.},
  author={Jingsong Cao and John F Lockwood and P. L. Burn and Yuguang Shi},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={278 16},
  pages={13860-6}
}
Acyl-CoA:monoacylglycerol transferase (MGAT) plays a predominant role in dietary fat absorption in the small intestine, where it catalyzes the first step of triacylglycerol resynthesis in enterocytes for chylomicron formation and secretion. Although the mouse small intestine exhibits the highest MGAT enzyme activity among all of the tissues studied, the gene encoding the enzyme has not been identified so far. In the present studies, we report the identification and characterization of a mouse… CONTINUE READING

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